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posted Apr 13, 2013, 8:41 PM by Laramie County Democrats

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posted Apr 13, 2013, 4:05 PM by Laramie County Democrats

From Rep. James Byrd
For Immediate Release
March 16, 2010
Contact: Rep. James Byrd
(307) 638-2676
jbyrd@wyoming.com

Rep. James Byrd Announces Reelection Bid

Plans to focus on economic diversification and quality education

Cheyenne, WY – Rep. James Byrd of Cheyenne announced today he will seek reelection to Wyoming House District 44. Today he released the following statement:

“I want to continue serving in the Wyoming legislature because I know there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. In my second term I want to focus on two important issues: Wyoming’s economy and quality education.

“There is some great work being done to attract a more diverse array of jobs to Wyoming, such as the tax credit for data centers which passed the legislature this past session. I want to continue efforts to diversify Wyoming’s economy with more initiatives of this nature. Now more than ever we need to focus on long-term economic planning that will move us beyond boom-and-bust cycles.

“In conjunction with economic diversification it is imperative that we adequately prepare our youth for the future. We need to offer our children the tools to succeed by creating a more accessible and effective educational system. This goes from the very basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic, to providing technical training through junior colleges, to supporting research at the University of Wyoming.

“As we move into the campaign season I look forward to speaking to the people of Cheyenne and hearing their issues and concerns. It has been a pleasure to represent House District 44 for the past two years and I hope to have the honor to continue to serve them.”

Rep. Byrd was elected in 2008 to the Wyoming House of Representatives.

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posted Apr 13, 2013, 4:05 PM by Laramie County Democrats

March 15, 2010

From the Laramie County Democratic Party
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Linda Stowers, County Chair
Phone: 307-634-0768

Senator Mike Massie will speak to the 2010 Laramie County Democratic Party Convention.

Cheyenne – The Laramie County Democratic Party announced Senator Mike Massie will speak to their convention on March 20th. Several Laramie County Legislators will also speak at the Convention. The convention will start at 10:00 am, and registration will begin at 9:00 am. Delegates must be registered by 10:00 am. The convention will be held at the UW Residency Auditorium. The convention will adopt a county platform for 2010 and elect delegates to represent Laramie County at the Wyoming Democratic State Convention in Casper on May 14 and 15. The platform can be found on the Laramie County Democrats website: www.laramiedemocrats.org.

The Convention is open to the public. Only registered Democrats by March 5th are eligible to be Delegates and vote during the Convention.

For more information about the county convention, please contact Linda Stowers at 307-634-0768.



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posted Apr 13, 2013, 4:04 PM by Laramie County Democrats

March 4, 2010

From the Laramie County Democratic Party
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Linda Stowers, County Chair
Phone: 307-634-0768

Laramie County Democratic Party Announces 2010 County Convention

Cheyenne – The Laramie County Democratic Party announced today that it will hold its 2010 County Convention on March 20 at 820 E 17th Street. The convention will start at 10:00 am. While all members of the public are welcome to attend, only Democrats registered to vote as of 15 days prior to the convention date may vote on convention business or run for a state delegate position.

The convention will adopt a county platform for 2010 and elect delegates to represent Laramie County at the Wyoming Democratic State Convention in Casper on May 14 and 15.

At the state convention, delegates will adopt a state platform, amend the state party bylaws, and hear from state, regional, and national Democratic leaders. More information about the state convention is available by calling Wyoming Democratic Party Headquarters at 800-SAY-DEMS (800-729-3367).

For more information about the county convention, please contact Linda Stowers at 307-634-0768.

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posted Apr 13, 2013, 4:04 PM by Laramie County Democrats

Talking Points: Putting The American People In Control Of Their Own Health Care
  • President Obama’s plan shifts power away from insurance companies and puts it in the hands of American families and small business owners – giving them more control over their own health care.
  • The President’s plan takes the best ideas from both Republicans and Democrats and rejects extremes on both sides, a government run system on the left and free reign for insurance companies on the right.
  • This plan gives consumers more protections and greater control over the insurance they have, but it does not take away choice – if you like the plan you have, you can keep it, if you like your doctor, you can keep that doctor.
  • This plan will give small business owners and families the same choices and protections that Members of Congress get.
  • The plan will give Americans more control over their health care with three key reforms:
    • Reining in insurance companies – ending their worst practices and outlawing discrimination based on pre-existing conditions.
    • Reducing costs for those who already have insurance and making coverage affordable for those who are currently uninsured.
    • Establishing a new competitive insurance marketplace, giving small businesses and families the same buying power that big businesses and unions have and allowing them to shop for the plan that works best for them.
  • This plan is based on the best ideas from Democrats and Republicans to give Americans more control over their own health care, not the insurance companies or the government.

The Plan - Giving American Families Greater Control Over Their Own Health Care

  • Common-sense rules of the road will eliminate insurance industry abuses and denial of care by holding insurance companies accountable and keeping premiums down .
  • The plan will end discrimination based on pre-existing conditions.
  • It will establish a new competitive health insurance market – tens of millions of Americans and small business owners will get choices and purchasing power that big businesses, unions and members of Congress get.
  • It provides the largest middle class tax cut for health care in history – making coverage more affordable and reducing costs for tens of millions of Americans and businesses who can’t afford coverage today
    • This will make coverage affordable for an additional 31 million Americans
  • By cutting waste, fraud and abuse, the plan will reduce the deficit by $100 billion in the next 10 years – stabilizing the economy and the budget.
  • It puts our budget and economy on a more stable path by reducing the deficit by $100 billion over the next ten years by cutting government overspending and reining in waste, fraud and abuse.

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